Fiona 1.8b1

Fiona 1.8b1 is in the cheese shop today while supplies last: https://pypi.org/project/Fiona/1.8b1/. There are changes since 1.8a3, none of them breaking. Please, if you can, run pip install fiona==1.8b1 to help test this prerelease.

Deprecations

  • Collection slicing has been deprecated and will be prohibited in a future version.

Bug fixes

  • Rasterio CRS objects passed to transform module methods will be converted to dicts as needed (#590).
  • Implicitly convert curve geometries to their linear approximations rather than failing (#617).
  • Migrated unittest test cases in test_collection.py and test_layer.py to the use of the standard data_dir and path_coutwildrnp_shp fixtures (#616).
  • Root logger configuration has been removed from all test scripts (#615).
  • An AWS session is created for the CLI context Env only if explicitly requested, matching the behavior of Rasterio’s CLI (#635).
  • Dependency on attrs is made explicit.
  • Other dependencies are pinned to known good versions in requirements files.
  • Unused arguments have been removed from the Env constructor (#637).

Refactoring

  • A with_context_env decorator has been added and used to set up the GDAL environment for CLI commands. The command functions themselves are now simplified.

A 1.8.0 final release is scheduled for the end of this month.

First Real Snow

It started snowing at about 9 p.m. last night and this morning we woke up to a 10 cm blanket of snow. Not enough to cause any damage, but plenty enough to play in.

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Winter is Coming

One of the neat weather features on the Front Range of Colorado is the dramatic warm up before a winter storm. A strong trough or closed low (like a hurricane) imports warm air from the south before the system hits. We experienced this today. The weather for Arabelle's 10:30 a.m. soccer game was beautiful: calm, sunny, 15°C.

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Soccer in the foreground, snowy peaks in the background: Longs Peak (left) and Mummy Range (right).

Arabelle is playing 11 on 11 U14 soccer this fall and plays the holding midfielder role for her team. I and the other parents watched her team win 3-1 under blue skies, knowing that it's going to be much different tonight. We got a little snow Wednesday, but this weekend's storm is more serious.

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First snow on Wednesday.

After the game, I ran one of my favorite foothill trail loops and then came back and got the garden ready for winter. I picked herbs and green tomatos, cut down plants that aren't going to survive a freeze, and tossed them in the compost. I brought our rosemary bush inside, put away our rain barrel, disconnected all the hoses, and folded up and stashed the patio furniture.

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All the tomatos are countertop tomatos now.

Bring it, Winter!